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This is The A-Side Live Chat on MMA Fighting.

Today on the show, Shaun will be joined by The Man In The Hat himself, Chuck Mindenhall, to discuss the latest developments in the UFC’s heavyweight division. Brock Lesnar has told Dana White that he’s retiring, so what does that mean for the rest of the weight class? The UFC seems to want to book Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic 2; is that the right call?

We’ll also discuss this week’s upcoming UFC Ottawa event, which is headlined by an hugely important fight between Al Iaquinta and Donald Cerrone. Who carries the stylistic edge between the two fan-favorites, and what does a win do for either man in a log-jammed lightweight division? Is there anything else on the card worth getting excited about?

We will also speak about this past weekend’s double-header of events. How impressive was Jack Hermansson’s win over Ronaldo Souza at UFC Fort Lauderdale, and does that torpedo Souza’s title hopes for good? And what should we make of Rory MacDonald’s comments after his Bellator 220 contest against Jon Fitch?

Also on tap, there were plenty of other notable performances to discuss from this past weekend, whether it was Mike Perry’s win over Alex Oliveira or Ilima-Lei Macfarlane’s bloody title defense over Veta Arteaga. The salaries for UFC Fort Lauderdale were released and Greg Hardy cashed $150,000 for his first UFC win; was that too much?

There is plenty to discuss, so join us to rap on all of the above and much more. As we always say, this is your show, so we will talk about whatever it is you want us to talk about. The chat will start at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT.

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Author: Shaun Al-Shatti